14/09/1914- Completed Medical Examination Blackboy Hill WA
6/10/1914- To ” G ” Company 12th Battalion  Blackboy Hill WA
26/11/1914- To Overseas Base Depot Egypt ex Australia
2/03/1915-Embarked Alexandria with Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces for Gallipoli Peninsula
25/04/1915-Wounded in Action Gallipoli
28/04/1915-Evacuated/Admitted No. 1 General Hospital Heliopolis Egypt
11/05/1915-Discharged to Base Depot Zeitoun Egypt
16/06/1915-Rejoined Unit in the field Gallipoli
25/07/1915-Admitted No. 1 Aust Casualty Clearing Station Gallipoli ( Debility ) then to Hospital Ship to Mudros Lemnos
29/07/1915-Admitted No. 24 Casualty Clearing Station Mudros ex Gallipoli
2/08/1915-Rejoined Unit in the field Gallipoli
5/08/1915-Promoted TEMPORARY CORPORAL in the field Gallipoli
1/12/1915-Promoted CORPORAL at Mudros
6/01/1916-Disembarked Alexandria
5/02/1916-Admitted 1st Aust Stationary Hospital Serapeum Egypt ( Mumps/Parotitis ) then to No. 4 Aux Hospital
6/03/1916-Rejoined Unit in the field Serapeum ex Overseas Base Ghezireh
7/03/1916-Transferred 52nd Battalion in the field Tel-el-Kebir Egypt
31/03/1916-Appointed ACTING COMPANY QUATERMASTER SERGEANT at Tel-el-Kebir
29/04/1916-Promoted COMPANY QUARTERMASTER SERGEANT Serapeum Egypt
12/06/1916-Disembarked Marseilles France ex Alexandria
11/09/1916-Promoted COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR/WARRANT OFFICER CLASS 2 in the field France
14/11/1916-Admitted 25th Stationary Hospital Rouen France ( Mumps ) ex 13th Aust Field Ambulance ex 39th Casualty Clearing Station
4/12/1916-To No. 2 Convalescent Depot Rouen
9/12/1916-To 4th Aust Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Illness
22/12/1916-Rejoined Unit in the field France ex Base Depot
26/01/1917-DIED OF WOUNDS Received in Action France- Died at 12th Aust Field Ambulance Dressing Station France
13/02/1917-Awarded CROIX DE GUERRE ( France )

 

Service Medals Awarded

1914/15 Star – No. 6113

British War Medal – No. 4453

Victory Medal – No. 4452

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 317350

French Croix De Guerre

 

Memorial Inscriptions

Australian War Memorial Canberra – Panel No. 156

Collie War Memorial, Western Australia.

 

FRENCH  CROIX  DE  GUERRE

Date of Recommendation : 20 January 1917

 

” At MOUQUET FARM on 4th September 1916 when the hostile artillery fire had held up two parties carrying much needed ammunition and food to the Firing Line , C. Q. M. S. O’NEILL volunteered to lead them through.  This he did twice, and it was his fearless and determined example that inspired his party with confidence and got them through the barrage “.

 

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : 4 October 1917

Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette : Page  2622,  Position : 13

Date of London Gazette : 1 May 1917

Location in London Gazette : Page  4159,  Position  6.